ISWAN has been in contact with a woman seafarer from India.
Krutika shared her story of why she chose this field, and how she has grown as a person because of it.
"Personally, I chose this field, as my mum used to talk about her voyage from Bombay to Goa on passenger boats. She was just a passenger, but the way she described the deep ocean, and how clear it is, like crystal, made me fascinated in this field. She was my inspiration, and today I am happy I made the right decision,...
I have trained in Nautical Science. The profession has certainly made me more confident and stronger... and it has given a leadership quality, which has helped a lot."